Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Byron's Games (A Homeschool Crew Review)

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

Playing games is always a fun past time in our house.  I can't say that most of our games are learning, we have plenty of games that are just fun.  Rarely is there an educational game that actually falls into the fun category.

However, for the last few weeks, most of our other games have collective dust on their box as the kids have been playing Continent Race from Byron's Games.

Continental Race is a easy to play game that helps teach players the continents, the countries of the world and also each country's national flag.  The game contents include:

1 World Map on a foldable game board format
5 continent lists with maps
205 Country Cards
3 Antarctica Wild Cards (can be used to complete any continent set)

Game play for Continent Race is simple.  Players must collect a required number of country cards for each continent.  Africa, Asia, The Americas, and Europe require the player to collect 4 cards from that continent while the Australia/Oceania continent requires two cards.  The game is finished when one player collects the cards needed for three continents.

Colored game cards coincide with their continent as well as Orange Mystery Cards and Antarctic Wild Cards.
The game is also very adaptable for various age/grade levels.  For beginners, the orange mystery cards can be removed completely, so that the student does not have to try to identify which continent they belong to.  The remaining cards would allow the player to quickly identify the continent simply by it's background color.   For a more challenging game, the orange cards can be left into the deck, allowing the player to try to locate and identify what continent they are located.

The kids have really enjoyed this game, more than I expected that they would.   Everyone in our family has played a few round of Continent Rush at least once a week, including Mom and Dad.  Ashleigh is constantly asking everyone to play it with her.   Even big sister Alyssa has played.

I really like how this game teaches much more than just what continent the country is located, especially with the use of the orange mystery cards.  The kids have taken it upon themselves to locate each country that they pull cards for.  The color cards make it easier for the kids to zero in on where the country is located, however, the Orange cards do not give any hint as to where the country could be found.    That means the kids have to search them out, especially if they want to use the orange card to complete a continent set.

Ashleigh discards a card after already collected the Asia continent

One other thing we have really liked about this game is that with 205 country cards, you can easily have more than two players.. With a family of 5, this is always a plus for us because nobody has to wait for a turn to play and everyone can learn together.

This is a great, high quality game that would make an amazing addition to any homeschool game cabinet.

For more information about Byron's Games and Continent Race, be sure to visit their website. You can also find Byron's Games on the following social media platforms:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ByronsGames
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ByronsGames
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byronsgames/

Members of the Crew had fun reviewing either Continent Race or the Connections Stationary Kit with their families.  Be sure to click the banner below to read their reviews today.

Continent Race & Connections Stationery Kit {Byron's Games}

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